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Food Allergies = Tired?

Commented on July 24, 2015
Created January 26, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Could you have a food allergy where the only symptom is being exhausted? I eat a lot of eggs --free range soy free ones. Sometimes I get soooo tired about 1 hr later. Eggs do not cause me any stomach issues, I just get tired. It happens whether I eat eggs + veggies or just eggs alone.

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

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on February 28, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Rob, I can't use coconut oil as food, either. I can put it on my hair with no troubles, but not skin or for food. I spend my salicylate budget mostly with tea drinking. :)

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

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on January 27, 2012
at 11:15 PM

Oh my god! This explains so much...

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on January 27, 2012
at 01:39 AM

I agree with Thorny, last week I ran out of coconut oil and basically only used egg yolks and the fat on the beef as my only source of fat and I felt great. I finally got around to using coconut oil today and I felt extremely tired and achy.

5aa3757cc15195793da50abbe6b3ee0b

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on January 26, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Interesting. I'm starting to wonder about coconut as well for myself. I think it makes me stuffy too.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on January 26, 2012
at 07:11 PM

I take 1000 to 2000 mg/day. More if I have eaten a bunch of histamine foods.

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on January 26, 2012
at 07:04 PM

How much vitamin C do you take overall, Dragonfly? I'm thinking of trying higher doses to see what it does.

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on January 26, 2012
at 06:01 PM

Almonds are also very rich in salicylates. Same reaction to olive oil and coconut products?

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on January 26, 2012
at 01:42 PM

Coconut oil was my guess. A lot of people actually don't tolerate it. Its rich in salicylates and tiredness is a big symptom. Same reaction when eating other things cooked in coconut oil?

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on January 26, 2012
at 01:28 PM

I usually use Coconut Oil and I have tried just the yolks

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on January 26, 2012
at 04:19 PM

This is a symptom of histamine intolerance. I take some vitamin C (ascorbic acid caspsules) right before eating eggs & it helps.

Contrary to what the link says, the egg whites can be thoroughly cooked and I still can have a reaction. Fewer eggs at a time work better for me.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on January 26, 2012
at 07:11 PM

I take 1000 to 2000 mg/day. More if I have eaten a bunch of histamine foods.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on January 26, 2012
at 07:04 PM

How much vitamin C do you take overall, Dragonfly? I'm thinking of trying higher doses to see what it does.

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

(2063)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:15 PM

Oh my god! This explains so much...

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E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on January 26, 2012
at 01:22 PM

Absolutely. Have you tried the yolk alone?

Which fat do you use to prepare the eggs?

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on January 27, 2012
at 01:39 AM

I agree with Thorny, last week I ran out of coconut oil and basically only used egg yolks and the fat on the beef as my only source of fat and I felt great. I finally got around to using coconut oil today and I felt extremely tired and achy.

0d2b1ff450021cca6683e4cecf2d6aec

(589)

on January 26, 2012
at 01:28 PM

I usually use Coconut Oil and I have tried just the yolks

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

(2384)

on January 26, 2012
at 01:42 PM

Coconut oil was my guess. A lot of people actually don't tolerate it. Its rich in salicylates and tiredness is a big symptom. Same reaction when eating other things cooked in coconut oil?

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

(4134)

on February 28, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Rob, I can't use coconut oil as food, either. I can put it on my hair with no troubles, but not skin or for food. I spend my salicylate budget mostly with tea drinking. :)

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5aa3757cc15195793da50abbe6b3ee0b

on January 26, 2012
at 05:59 PM

TrynAgain, you dont have an autoimmune diseases do you?

Anyone have anything similarly like this with almonds? I think, after doing the Whole 30 i just realized I have an intolerance to them. Tired, cant take a deep breath and stuffy nose. Sucks!

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

(2384)

on January 26, 2012
at 06:01 PM

Almonds are also very rich in salicylates. Same reaction to olive oil and coconut products?

5aa3757cc15195793da50abbe6b3ee0b

(70)

on January 26, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Interesting. I'm starting to wonder about coconut as well for myself. I think it makes me stuffy too.

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46cca8ea7b1325c286c470182aef053b

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on July 06, 2013
at 09:27 AM

I've been wondering the same thing! I've been so much more exhausted than usual, and the only thing I've been eating differently is more eggs...

Just a heads-up, though, it could also be non-food-related. Sudden changes in temperature and such can also lead to exhaustion in some people.

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Fe2486594af1e7490d55c997fe3d184d

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on July 05, 2013
at 11:11 PM

I also get tired after eating eggs. Fish never gives me trouble.

I'd assumed this had to do with omega-6 in eggs - similar to how greasy food makes one tired.

I cook eggs in olive oil.

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on November 18, 2012
at 06:25 AM

I'd recommend food allergy testing to be sure.

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7189c71b055f0864c264a8de50ae632f

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on October 24, 2012
at 10:19 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryptophan i know its wiki but its the best ive got check it out

55ea6e5b742d73566f38593986ad9b9d

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on July 24, 2015
at 07:36 PM

Eggs don't have a unique amount of tryptophan among protein sources and tryptophan doesn't make you tired anyway.

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/the-truth-about-tryptophan

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